SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - When it comes to education, most of us immediately think about teachers and principals. Too often we forget about the other important members of the team that work together to make sure your children get all the support they need to succeed.
We're talking about nurses, custodians, cafeteria workers, substitute teachers and administrative assistants. They are known as support personnel.
Thursday night, Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools honored those outstanding support people in every public school in front of huge crowd of their co-workers, families and friends.
The Instructional Support Person of the Year Committee named Marlowe Bruccoleri the 2018 Instructional Support Person of the Year!
"I am super excited. I was surprised to win and I'm just really glad to represent the school district and all the great colleagues I work with," said Bruccoleri.
Bruccoleri is an administrative secretary at Heard Elementary School.
Deputy Superintendent of Academic Services, Dr. Ann Levett explains why it is so important to honor the support staff.
"We consider them to be very valuable parts of that whole educational experience. Sometimes they are the people who give the child the additional motivation to complete the process. We value the and want them to know how important they are to the process," said Dr. Levett.
WTOC Dawn Baker was honored to serve as the emcee at Thursday's awards banquet.